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Resources by Topic: Access

Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database
Two searchable databases, one for peer-reviewed research reports and articles and the other for RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) project summaries. Material for each database focuses on social science research centered around the challenges faced by rural areas regarding food and nutrition assistance. Allows search by title, year, topic, and data set.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Children's Health and Education Mapping Tool
An interactive mapping resource that focuses on education and healthcare access among low-income children using geographic information systems (GIS). County-level data and statistics included for child health, education, and socioeconomic status.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: School-Based Health Alliance
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Salud America! Health Equity Report Cards
Provides county-level reports with data relevant to supporting the health of Latino children. Each county profile compares the county to the state and nation on topics that include housing, transportation, poverty, healthcare, mental health, environmental issues, and access to healthy food and active spaces.
Type: Website
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National Health Interview Survey: Tables of Summary Health Statistics
Summarizes data from a national survey on topics that include health status, health insurance coverage, injury, healthcare access and utilization, and limitations in activities. Some data is compared by place of residence for large metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), small MSAs, and areas not in an MSA.
Additional links: National Health Interview Survey Early Release Program
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health IT Playbook
Serves as an online guidebook for healthcare providers on using Health Information Technology (HIT) to its best advantage. Includes discussions on choosing, implementing, and upgrading electronic health records (EHRs), using Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Certified Health IT products, implementing patient engagement via telehealth/telemedicine, quality and security with HIT, and looking at how HIT can connect providers and patients in public health settings. Includes a section on HIT in rural settings.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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NACo County Explorer
Provides national maps showing county-level data on a wide range of indicators. Includes data related to health status, healthcare services, demographics, and the social determinants of health. Includes data on COVID-19 cases and vaccine administration.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions regarding health inequities that rural residents experience, related to a variety of factors that make up the social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Care Access
Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and healthcare access for use by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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Mapping the Measure of America
State and county-level maps showing key health indicators related to access, health behaviors, and health outcomes. Also covers indicators that impact health, like educational attainment and income.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Measure of America
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Frontier Extended Stay Clinics (FESC) Demonstration
An overview of a completed CMS demonstration that looked at an enhanced clinic model in frontier areas to address the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who cannot be transferred to a hospital, or who need monitoring and observation for a limited period of time.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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